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Ghana election to test credentials of "model democracy"


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REFILE - CORRECTING DATE IN LAST SENTENCE Ghana's presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (front C) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) waves during his last rally at Sutherland Addy Children's Park in Accra December 5, 2012. Ghana's cliff-hanger presidential election on Friday will test the country's reputation as a bulwark for democracy and economic growth in Africa's so-called coup-belt. The stakes are high with rivals jousting for a chance to oversee a boom in oil revenues that has brought hopes of increased development in a country where the average person makes less than $4 a day. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago